Aug 9, 2018
Action on Opioids

With the opioid crisis in America deepening, those in athletics may wonder if they have a role to play in prevention efforts. The Tempe (Ariz.) Union High School District is testing out one possibility.

Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, each of its seven high school athletic departments will follow an Opioid Action Plan. “The idea is to monitor athletes who have been prescribed opioids,” says Anna Battle, EdD, former Assistant Superintendent of Operations and District Athletic Director. “There is also an educational component to ensure there is understanding of the challenges with opioid use and how to be preventative.”

The idea is to monitor athletes who have been prescribed opioids. There is also an educational component to ensure there is understanding of the challenges with opioid use and how to be preventative.””

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